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US states sue Trump over border wall emergency

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Sixteen US states sued President Donald Trump's administration Monday over his decision to declare a national emergency …

Huawei's founder says world can't live without it

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The founder of Chinese telecom giant Huawei has hit back at US efforts to blacklist the company, saying defiantly that …

Hungary's Orban bets on baby boom to boost population

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Faced with a plummeting population, Hungary's fiercely anti-immigration Prime Minister Viktor Orban has come up with an …

Victims of Church sex abuse go global with fight for justice

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After years of struggling alone or finding support in national groups, survivors of sex abuse by priests have formed a …

US-China trade talks resume in Washington from Tuesday: W. House

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US-China trade talks aimed at ending a damaging tariff war will resume from Tuesday in Washington, the White House has …

'I obeyed like a robot': Abuse survivor tells of predator priest

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Denise Buchanan was 17 when she was raped by a seminarian who continued to abuse her when he became a priest in her …

Sixteen states sue Trump over border wall emergency

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Sixteen US states sued President Donald Trump's administration Monday over his decision to declare a national emergency …

Trump tells Venezuela military to back Guaido or 'lose everything'

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US President Donald Trump on Monday urged Venezuela's military to accept opposition leader Juan Guaido's amnesty offer, …

Russia's RT fumes after Facebook blocks 'wildly popular' page

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Facebook has blocked a popular page run by Russian state TV channel RT, the channel's editor said Monday, criticising …

Djokovic and Biles win Laureus sports people of year awards

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Novak Djokovic's stupendous comeback from injury last year which saw him win two Grand Slam titles earned him the …

'I'm not worried': Under-fire Sarri doesn't fear the sack

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Maurizio Sarri insists he isn't worried about being sacked as Chelsea manager despite his troubled side's lacklustre FA …

Brazil president sacks close aide amid political scandal

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday sacked a close aide who helped get him elected after a storm within his …

Ireland expresses 'frustration' at Brexit deal delay

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Ireland's deputy prime minister expressed annoyance on Monday at Britain's continued failure to ratify a deal on its …

'Kissing sailor' in iconic NY picture dies age 95

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The sailor pictured kissing a woman in Times Square as people celebrated the end of World War II has died at age 95, his …

Venezuela begins crucial week in humanitarian aid stand-off

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Venezuela's crisis deepened Monday as opposition leader Juan Guaido's deadline to let in desperately needed humanitarian …

US-backed Syria force demands IS jihadists surrender

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Islamic State group jihadists defending their last scrap of territory in Syria have no choice but to surrender, a …

Trump calls discussions about removing him "treasonous"

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US President Donald Trump said Monday a top Justice official's reported discussions about invoking the Constitution to …

'Killer' cells raise hope of universal flu vaccine

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Scientists said Monday they had discovered immune cells that can fight all known flu viruses in what was hailed as an …

EU vows 'swift' riposte to threatened US auto tariffs

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The EU promised a quick and effective response if the United States imposes import duties on European autos, a spokesman …

Maldives arrests ex-leader Yameen over witness tampering

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Maldives authorities on Monday detained former strongman president Abdulla Yameen after he was accused of trying to …

Nine dead as deadly Kashmir battle heightens India-Pakistan tensions

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Indian troops suffered new losses Monday in a battle with Kashmir militants that left nine dead, officials said, just …

Maldives arrests ex-leader Yameen over witness tampering: officials

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Maldives authorities on Monday detained former strongman president Abdulla Yameen after he was accused of trying to …

Semenya fights gender rule at top sports court

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Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya of South Africa went to the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday to …

New deadly Kashmir battle heightens India-Pakistan tensions

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Indian troops suffered new losses Monday in a battle with Kashmir militants that left at least seven dead, officials …

IS defends final pocket of dying 'caliphate' in Syria

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Jihadists defending their last dreg of territory in Syria have no choice but to surrender, a Kurdish-led force said on …

Maldives arrests ex-leader Yameen for money laundering

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Maldivian authorities Monday ordered the arrest of former strongman president Abdulla Yameen over money laundering …

Venezuela expels Europe lawmakers as aid showdown intensifies

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Venezuela has expelled five visiting European lawmakers, an act opposition leader Juan Guaido branded "irrational" as …

Semenya takes gender rule challenge to sports court

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Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya of South Africa went to the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday to …

Australia says 'state actor' hacked parties, parliament

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Australia on Monday said a "sophisticated state actor" had hacked the country's main political parties and parliament, …

Facebook 'digital gangsters' violated privacy laws: MPs

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A scathing British parliamentary report on Monday branded Facebook "digital gangsters" that knowingly violated data …

US-China trade talks: what's under debate

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US and Chinese officials wrapped up days of trade talks in Beijing on Friday with plans to resume negotiations in …

Asian markets boosted by hopes for China-US trade deal

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Asian markets rallied with oil and high-yielding currencies Monday as investors grow increasingly confident that China …

Seven killed in new Kashmir battle

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Indian troops suffered new losses Monday in a fierce battle with Kashmir militants that left at least seven dead just …

N. Korea faces 'historic turning point', says state media ahead of summit

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North Korea is facing a "significant, historic turning point", state media said on Monday, ahead of a highly-anticipated …

Asian markets rally on growing trade deal hopes

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Asian markets rallied with oil and high-yielding currencies Monday as investors grow increasingly confident that China …

Spanish victims of sex abuse priests speak out

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A trickle of accusations of sexual abuse against priests in schools and seminaries is starting to erode the wall of …

Holmes rallies to edge Thomas in Genesis Open endurance test

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J.B. Holmes erased a four-shot deficit to emerge from an endurance test at Riviera Country Club on Sunday with a …

The longest eight seconds: riding a bull in Texas

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Anyone who doubts that some seconds last a lot longer than others should try riding a bull at the Tuff Hedeman Bull …

Venezuela's Guaido calls for 'million volunteers' in aid standoff

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Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido set a goal Sunday of enlisting a million volunteers within a week to confront a …

Victoria Beckham goes 'retro' at London Fashion Week show

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Exaggerated collars, leopard print and a strong colour palette: British designer Victoria Beckham turned to "pinches of …

Yemen sides agree deal on first pullback: UN

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Yemen's government and Huthi rebels have agreed on the first phase of a pullback of forces from the key city of Hodeida, …

Trade war boogeyman hangs over giant US toy show

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The US-China trade war has dealt a glancing blow to American toys, hitting putty and arts and crafts items, while …

England expects as World Cup looms into view

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With 100 days until the 2019 World Cup gets underway, might it be the year that England lift the global game's premier …

Saudi prince starts Asia tour with deals to invest $20 bn in Pakistan

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Saudi Arabia and Pakistan signed a raft of investment deals Sunday worth up to $20 billion for the cash-strapped South …

In Syria, IS in quiet last stand to defend dying 'caliphate'

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Diehard jihadists have blocked roads out of the last scrap of their Islamic State group "caliphate" in Syria, US-backed …

Trump asks Europe take back jihadists, as IS in last stand in Syria

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US President Donald Trump Sunday called on his European allies to take back alleged jihadists captured in Syria, as …

Polish PM nixes trip to Israel after Netanyahu Holocaust 'comment': govt

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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has cancelled a visit to Israel for a high-level summit, a government …

Saudi crown prince arrives in Pakistan to kick off Asia tour

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Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman was greeted with a booming 21-gun salute in Pakistan Sunday, as the powerful royal …

India ends police protection for Kashmir leaders after bombing

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Indian authorities withdrew police protection for five separatist leaders in Kashmir on Sunday amid mounting fallout …

Saudi crown prince seeks contracts and allies on Asia tour

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Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince arrives in Pakistan on Sunday, the start of an Asian tour during which he will seek …

World bishops head to Vatican for sex abuse summit

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Pope Francis gathers bishops from around the world at the Vatican this week for a hotly-awaited summit on tackling the …

Thousands of Venezuela volunteers begin preparing US aid entry

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Thousands of volunteers in Venezuela will begin mobilizing on Sunday to bring American aid into their crisis-hit country …

In Syria, IS in last stand to defend dying 'caliphate'

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Diehard jihadists have blocked roads out of the last scrap of their Islamic State group "caliphate" in Syria, US-backed …

In east Syria, IS in last stand to defend dying 'caliphate'

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Diehard jihadists have blocked roads out of the last scrap of their Islamic State group "caliphate" in Syria, US-backed …

UK airline flybmi collapses under fuel costs, Brexit pressures

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British regional airline flybmi announced on Saturday it had ceased operations and was filing for administration, …

Take back jihadists, Trump tells Europe

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European nations must take back hundreds of Islamic State group fighters captured in Syria, President Donald Trump said …

Ex-Fox News host ends bid to be next US ambassador to UN

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Former Fox News anchor and State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert on Saturday withdrew from consideration to be the …

Macron condemns anti-Semitic abuse by 'yellow vest' protestors

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French President Emmanuel Macron condemned anti-Semitic abuse of a leading intellectual by "yellow vest" protestors and …

No decision made on spending for Trump's wall: Pentagon chief

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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Saturday that no decision has been taken on funding President Donald …

Thomas seizes Riviera lead as Woods surges

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Justin Thomas eagled the first hole of the third round Saturday to open a one-shot lead over Adam Scott at the rain-hit …

No smoke without fire: Tobacco companies in quiet return to Formula One

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Tobacco giants Philip Morris and British American Tobacco have formed partnerships with their scientific research …

NY museum says ancient coffin was looted, will go back to Egypt

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art will return an ancient gilded coffin to Egypt after New York prosecutors determined that …

Trump briefed in Florida on 'productive' China trade talks

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US President Donald Trump said Saturday he was briefed at his Florida resort by negotiators working to reach a trade …

Piatek wonder strike as Milan stay on Champions League course

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Krzysztof Piatek hit a wonder goal and grabbed a second as AC Milan came back to defeat Atalanta 3-1 on Saturday and …

Three-star Schoeman ends Lions Argentina hoodoo

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Marnus Schoeman was the unlikely hero as South African visitors the Golden Lions buried a Super Rugby jinx Saturday by …

Venezuela's Guaido says thousands of supporters ready to bring in US aid

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Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Saturday said he was mobilizing thousands of volunteers to help bring …

200,000 protest in Barcelona against Catalan separatists' trial

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Around 200,000 people marched through Barcelona on Saturday against the high-profile trial of Catalan separatist leaders …

24 bodies retrieved from flooded Zimbabwe gold mine: report

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Rescue workers retrieved 24 bodies and eight survivors Saturday from two flooded gold mines in Zimbabwe where officials …

Dying days of caliphate in Syria as IS fighters trapped

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Jihadist fighters defending the last dreg of the Islamic State group's "caliphate" Saturday were holed up in half a …

Last-minute Nigeria election delay disappoints voters

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Nigeria's election commission on Saturday rejected claims of political interference after its last-minute postponement …

Vatican defrocks former US cardinal for sex abuse of minor

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Pope Francis has defrocked a former cardinal in a first for the Roman Catholic church over accusations American Theodore …

Breathless Shiffrin wins record fourth straight world slalom title

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US ski star Mikaela Shiffrin overcame a chest cold to write herself into the alpine history books Saturday when she …

Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, who played Hitler, dies at 77

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Bruno Ganz, the Swiss actor who gave masterful performances as Adolf Hitler in "Downfall" and an angel seeking mortality …

Archaeologists discover Incan tomb in Peru

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Peruvian archaeologists discovered an Incan tomb in the north of the country where an elite member of the pre-Columbian …

Tragic footballer Emiliano Sala's funeral takes place in Argentina

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The funeral of Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala took place in his home village in Argentina on Saturday three weeks …

Kurd-led forces to declare IS defeated in 'few days'

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Kurdish-led forces said Saturday they were holding up the announcement of final victory over the Islamic State group for …

India mourns dead soldiers amid calls for revenge

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Thousands of mourners across India attended funerals on Saturday for some of the 41 soldiers killed in a suicide bombing …

North Koreans pay tribute to Kim's father in freezing cold

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The Day of the Shining Star dawned bitterly cold in Pyongyang. But thousands of North Koreans lined up in temperatures …

Last-minute Nigeria election delay leaves voters disappointed

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Nigerians hoping to cast their ballots in presidential and parliamentary elections were turned away from polling …

Record-breaking mare Winx wins 30th straight race

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Superstar mare Winx easily won her 30th consecutive race Saturday as she began what is expected to be a farewell autumn …

Civilians prompt delay in assault on last IS enclave: Kurd-led forces

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"Large numbers" of civilians remain inside the last Islamic State group enclave in Syria prompting a fresh delay in a …

Sacked US man kills five co-workers, wounds five police

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A US man being fired from his job shot dead five co-workers at a factory on the outskirts of Chicago and wounded five …

French to mark three months of 'yellow vest' protests

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Demonstrators are to hit French city streets again Saturday, marking three months of "yellow vest" protests as a poll …

Movies from China, Israel tipped for Berlin filmfest gold

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A Chinese epic on the impact of the former one-child policy and an adventurous, sexually explicit Israeli drama about an …

Logistical problems force Nigeria election delay

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Nigeria's electoral watchdog on Saturday postponed presidential and parliamentary elections for one week, just hours …

Scott, Thomas lead at rain-hit Riviera

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Australia's Adam Scott and American Justin Thomas topped the leaderboard at 10-under par on Friday when darkness halted …

Gunman kills five in mass shooting at US manufacturing facility

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Five people were killed and multiple police officers shot Friday when a gunman opened fire in an industrial area on the …

Global stocks surge on hopeful signs from US-China trade talks

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European and US stock markets leapt on Friday as positive signs emerged from US-China trade talks aimed at averting an …

'Almost perfect' Nishikori sets up Wawrinka Rotterdam semi-final

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Kei Nishikori continued his unbeaten debut week at the Rotterdam Open with a 6-3, 6-2 defeat of Hungary's Marton …

Maduro blasts US for 'stealing' billions and offering 'crumbs'

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Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro hit out at the United States on Friday for "stealing" billions of dollars and …

Trump says could extend March 1 China tariff deadline

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President Donald Trump said Friday the trade negotiations with China were going "extremely well" and again offered the …

Trump declares 'emergency' to build wall, Democrats cry foul

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President Donald Trump, citing an "invasion" of drugs and criminals, declared a national emergency at the US-Mexico …

France probes sexual assault claim against Vatican envoy

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French prosecutors said Friday they were investigating a sexual assault complaint made against the Vatican's envoy to …

Crunch time as Nigeria goes to the polls

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Nigeria made final preparations Friday on the eve of a presidential election, with continuity pitted against reform in a …

Dozens feared dead in Zimbabwe gold mine flood: govt

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At least 60 illegal gold miners were feared dead in Zimbabwe on Friday after water flooded two disused shafts in a …

Thousands of UK kids skip school for climate protests

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Thousands of schoolchildren went on "strike" across Britain on Friday in a protest against climate change, with hundreds …

Mines and tunnels slow final Syria onslaught on IS

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Kurdish-led forces cleared landmines and searched for tunnels blocking their advance Friday on the final patch of an …

S.African govt rally behind Semenya on IAAF's new gender rules

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The South African government on Friday threw its weight behind Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya ahead of next …

Spanish PM calls snap polls after budget defeat

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Spain's socialist prime minister on Friday called early elections for April 28, the third in less than four years, after …

Myanmar court sentences two to death for Muslim lawyer's murder

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Two people were sentenced to death by a Myanmar court Friday for the murder of a Muslim lawyer and Aung San Suu Kyi …

US Treasury Sec Mnuchin calls China trade talks 'productive'

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the United States had "productive" talks with China over their trade dispute …

Trump company ditches plans for new hotels: NYT

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The company overseeing President Donald Trump's business dealings has dropped plans to develop two new lines of hotels, …